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johngordon
    ... @jws @mjtsai @clarkgoble -- take a look at that El Cap explicit search thing (above). It's SO weird. "Application Categories" is now on my search Kind list. What the heck is that?
    clarkgoble
      @johngordon Pretty sure that’s in Yosemite too. (Could be wrong)
      clarkgoble
        @johngordon @jws @mjtsai Application categories are the categories developers set their app with in the app store. Presumably non-app store apps could set them too although I honestly don’t know if anyone does.
        clarkgoble
          @johngordon @jws @mjtsai I should note I use that UI constantly. Very useful for narrowing down searches. It’s quite powerful. Annoyance is that saved searches have an incomplete UI making them less useful than they could be.
          clarkgoble
            @johngordon @jws @mjtsai I wish Mail’s searches were as powerful as the Finder’s. If you tag you can do quite a lot with them. (No nested searches in Mail)
            johngordon
              @clarkgoble funny to have the prefs saved as they are @jws @mjtsai
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              johngordon
                @mjtsai I found a Pogue article in old Mac OS X Hints - Leopard [hints.macworld.com]! I guess that makes sense -- in the era that OS X was doing geeky neat stuff.
                clarkgoble
                  @johngordon @mjtsai Yeah, that’s what I’ve really missed about Apple the past few years. Not enough geeky stuff for pros. There for a while, despite the problems with the Finder, we got good searching, tags, tabs and more. Then it just stopped with some…
                  clarkgoble
                    @johngordon @mjtsai …features like saved searches clearly half finished. Little things like being able to move saved searches around easily. Probably not hard to implement but left alone.
                    johngordon
                      @clarkgoble OS X is clearly in maintenance mode. Which I don't actually mind, but would like them to finish up some of the rough spots. Alas, software companies are usually horrible at maintenance mode.
                      clarkgoble
                        @johngordon Yeah, in some ways OSX has needed a focus on basic maintenance. El Cap and now Sierra both are focusing on improving all the little broken things. I just wish they could chew gum and walk at the same time. Still looking forward to Mac Siri.
                        mjtsai
                          @clarkgoble @johngordon I don't really see evidence of fixing the little broken things in 10.11 and 10.12. If anything, more new bugs. Stuff I reported last fall still not fixed.
                          johngordon
                            @mjtsai that’s more typical of “maintenance mode” - entropy grows. @clarkgoble
                            clarkgoble
                              @mjtsai @johngordon I’ve found lots of little things fixed, although I don’t recall all of them. A few Applescript things that have been long standing.
                              clarkgoble
                                @mjtsai @johngordon Would be interesting to see a list of what has been fixed. I did some googling but couldn’t find anything well done. I’ve not played much with the beta yet.